Hi, I am wondering why this image of a swan has been rejected on quality issues. I have submitted others recently which have been accepted and to me they are of the same quality. I had all 5 photo's I submitted yesterday rejected and yet the other day I submitted 6 which were all accepted. Anyway, any advice on this swan would be welcome as I want to learn. Many thanks.
overexposed highlights and it needs some sharpening.
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The exposure is a bit off. You should try to bring a bit more detail to the swan's feathers on its back. Currently, they are too bright. Also, you could alter the white balance by a small amount - you could use the eye dropper tool ( in Lightroom for example) on the swan's feathers to get the correct white balance. And, increase the shadows, to make the swan's neck brighter.
Thank you very much for this information. It's really useful and I'll know what to look out for in future. Much appreciated.